merit; achievement; result; service; accomplishment
|simp. and trad.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): gung1 fu1
- Gan (Wiktionary): gung1 fu
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): kûng-fû
- Min Dong (BUC): gĕ̤ng-hŭ / gŭng-hŭ
- Min Nan (POJ): kang-hu
- Wu (Wiktionary): kon vu (T1); kon fu (T1)
- Min Dong
- time (to do something); synonym for 工夫 (gōngfu)
- Yīhuìr gōngfu tā jiù pá shàng le yīgè dà shù. [Pinyin]
- He climbed up a tall tree in no time
- efforts (devoted to a task)
- Yào huā hěn dà de gōngfu cái xíng. [Pinyin]
- It won't work unless one expends great effort.
- accomplishments, achievement
- skill; art; workmanship (especially Chinese martial arts)
- Nà ge yǎnyuán niàn táicí de gōngfu bùcuò. [Pinyin]
- That actor's skill at reading his lines is not too shabby.
- kung fu (Chinese Martial art)
- Originally, kung fu referred to any skill learned through great effort. Used by the Occident to refer to Chinese martial arts (武術／武术 (wǔshù)), kung fu is now used by Chinese to also refer to martial arts, but only since the late twentieth century.
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